A Big W customer hacked the entire darn system this week and bought a $799 PlayStation 5 for just $9 with a furiously simple trick.
As per news.com.au, the man posted his receipts in the Markdown Addicts Australia Facebook group and explained how he used his Everyday Rewards – the Woolworths loyalty points system – to get a, gulp, 98.8 per cent discount. In what universe is this possible???
Basically, for every 2000 points earned, Everyday Rewards members can earn $10 off their next shop. So the man combined alllll his $10 vouchers from *many* shopping trips to Big W and Woolies and used them all to buy the game console.
This doesn’t sound like much of a Big W system hack but turns out he figured out how to earn the 2000 points every time without *actually spending money*.
Ready for it?
Every time he went to the shops… he bought… prepaid Visa cards.
Yep, he just went to Big W and Woolies over and over, bought a bunch of prepaid debit cards, racked up the Everyday Rewards points and then used them to get $790 off a gift to himself. He was then able to use the prepaid cards for real essential shopping like groceries and fuel.
Go off king etc. but ugh, how did I not think of this?
The man said it took him about 18 months to collect $1000 from the rewards system, which is about 100 shops. It’s definitely not a minor feat, and probably not one you could achieve in time for Christmas.
Although… I do have a lot of time and very little money on my hands…
But if gaming’s not your flavour, maybe just earn enough points to go buy yourself a big chocolate mud cake or an inflatable unicorn or something.